Max Seeck is a bestselling Finnish novelist, widely hailed as the leading light of a new generation of Nordic crime writers. He lives in Helsinki.
PRAISE FOR THE WITCH HUNTER: 'The Witch Hunter, translated with icy precision by Kristian London, is written in short, sharp, present-tense chapters, a technique which adds to its relentless tension. Flashbacks to earlier episodes in Jessica's life suggest that the strangeness currently unfolding is tied to her personal history. Discovering the how and why of it brings a resolution as bleak as anything Poe might have conjured' Wall Street Journal. 'If you only read one Nordic noir novel this autumn, make it The Witch Hunter - a chilling female-led thriller that will please fans of Lisbeth Salander and Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy' CultureFly. 'Seeck's riveting, multi-layered debut, blending masterful police procedural with a chilling exploration of the occult, kept me up all night, devouring it in one amazing gulp, and checking under the bed' Sara Blaedel, #1 international bestselling author. 'One of the best books I have ever read. Ever. Absolutely thrilling, well-written, and oh-so-hard to put down' Emilie Schepp, author of Slowly We Die. 'The Witch Hunter is everything I wish for in a thriller: exceptional story, exceptional characters, exceptional writing, and shocking twists - exceptional everything. I loved this book, and you will too' Chris Mooney, author of Blood World. 'One twist follows another ... Seeck imbues this riveting procedural with a deliciously creepy undertone' Publishers Weekly. 'Dark and intricate ... Vividly cinematic and impactful. Seeck has an uncanny ability to unspool reveals at just the right pace to get the reader's heart pounding as they make the connection at the same moment as the detective on page' Booklist. 'A disturbing tale of murder and madness' * Kirkus Reviews *